Gurgen Khachatryan, CSE Professor whose research interests include cryptography and IT security, was invited to Tbilisi, Georgia in November to participate in GITI 2012, a Georgian ICT development and cyber security conference organized by the ICT Business Council and Data Exchange Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

Artak Hambarian, CSE Assistant Professor whose research interests include Alternative Energy, was in Tbilisi, Georgia in November to participate in the European Union Framework Programme on Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020: Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation in addressing Societal Challenges.

Alen Amirkhanian, CSE Lecturer and Interim Director of the Acopian Center for the Environment whose research interests include green technology, energy, and the environment, and Irshat Madyarov, Assistant Professor in the CHSS, participated in a workshop held in November at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Collaborative Learning Technologies.    Amirkhanian also participated in the International Greening Education Event in the previous month in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Rubina Danilova, CSE Operations Coordinator, participated in a three week training course at the Maastricht School of Management Executive Program “Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions.

Sargis Zeytunyan, CSE Lecturer and Program Chair of IESM whose research interests include Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, participated in a kick-off meeting with the complete stakeholder team as part of AUA’s Tempus Project involvement in Ilmenau Germany.  The Tempus project’s purpose is to empower university-enterprise partnerships in Armenia as well as other participant countries.

Victor Ohanyan, CSE Adjunct Professor whose research interests include Probability and Statistics, was invited to present a paper in December at a scientific seminar at Université du Maine in Le Mans, France.

Suren Khachatryan, CSE Assistant Professor and Program Chair of CIS whose research interests include Software Engineering, led several student teams from AUA who participated in an ACM Programming competition in December in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Aram Hajian, Dean of the CSE, and Raffi Kassarjian, CSE Visiting Lecturer, participated together with President Bruce Boghosian, Vice President Maral Chalian, and Advisor to the President Vache Kirakosyan at the ArmTech Congress in December at Stanford University.  President Boghosian presented a paper and Mr. Kassarjian moderated a panel at the event.